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As summer winds down and fall breezes knock upon your door, the time for transition is upon us. The same holds true for your skin care regimen. What was fun and effective for the summer may not translate into great skin care for the fall. Here are some skin care tips that will help you to achieve optimal results during these autumn months:
Look Carefully at your Body Cleanser
The autumn time is a great time to reassess your beauty wash. In the summer, fruity shower gels are a popular treat. However, make sure that your shower gels and soaps will not dry out your skin as the air becomes a bit drier. For these fall months, consider a shower gel that is soap-free as well as hydrating. It’s prime time to stash away the shower gels and bring out a creamy and moisturizing body wash.
Oil-Based Scrubs are Stellar!
During these fall months, consider an oil-based scrub. I tend to like oil-based scrubs because they are perfect for fall and winter with great exfoliating benefits and hydrating oils.
During the autumn months when the air becomes a bit drier, it is important to moisturize your skin every day. The best time to do such as right after your shower. (Credit: ThinkStock Images)
Moisturize, Moisturize and Moisturize every day!
During the autumn months, it is important to moisturize your skin every day. Consider lotions that are a bit heavier and allow for great hydration. The best time to apply your lotion is right after you’ve dried off after your shower or bath. After that shower, you can seal in the moisture that’s already been absorbed into your skin.
Put Your Skin On a Schedule
During autumn, there are great opportunities to spend quiet nights at home. Why not have a great beauty day or evening and apply a mask? If you choose an evening during the weekend to apply a hydrating mask, consider keeping that regimen for awhile. If you go and get facials, then get them on a standard day and try not to deviate if you can.
Sunscreen is still a must!
Just because the air is cool, it is not a green light to forgo the sunscreen. Your skin still needs to be shielded from the harmful rays from the sun and those rays are still harmful. A sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or greater is still a great choice.
Got Cuticle Oil?
During the fall months, air is dry and can even dry out your hands. Invest in a great hydrating oil that will lock in moisture and keep your hands looking soft and supple. Other great oils that can serve as cuticle oil can be olive oil and vitamin E oil.
words by: Cicely Mitchell, Online Editor
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